Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The sweet, but very delayed, ride off of the ice

There's our C-17, newly arrived from CHC, on the "tarmac" at Pegasus Airfield in McMurdo. Well, 14 miles out of McMurdo proper. They had delayed the flight multiple days due to bad weather in McTown. That weather included a day when it was 40 degrees F warmer than in Minneapolis... Finally, when the DVs (distinguished visitors, from the National Research Council) were due to leave, the weather got cloudier and colder, but the flight did come in.

Passengers waiting outside at the "terminal" and our bags on the pallet on the right.

DV bags down in front. They'll be hand loaded so that the DVs don't have as much time standing around waiting for bags in CHC.

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